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Checkmate

By: Blackman, Malorie

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Part of the Noughts And Crosses series
0552551945 / 9780552551946
Paperback
07/09/2006
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm 510 p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 208208, Points 17.00, Book Level 4.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2005.
A dramatic and moving conclusion to the award-winning Noughts & Crosses trilogy

Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.

Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage.

But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger.

Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner...

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